My daughter Victoria and I arrived in Denver on 1/7, drove to Sailda, dropped our skis off at Mt. Shavano ski shop for a tune and wax (great folks who do a super job at a reasonable price) and went in search of a big screen to watch Bama kick some longhorn butt. Woke up the next morning to a bright an COLD morning. The deer in Salida were even looking for a break from the chilly wind.
We skied two days at Monarch and the conditions were OK considering they had the busiest Christmas holiday in history and not much snow since. The south facing slopes and the green runs you had to take to move around the mountain were not in great shape, but everything was pretty nice. Here we are at the top of the aptly named Panorama lift.
A closer look at the bowl behind us shows a fair bit of slide activity.
Here is a pic of me coming down Ticaboo.
On the 10th, we met up with Mr. Vertical, DonDenver, his wife Betsy
and their friend and their friend Katie at Beaver Creek. Let me tell you those guys can ski and are a blast to spend the day with. Mr. Vertical thanks again for your awesome hospitality. Beaver Creek was pretty firm in the morning, probably the hardest snow I have ever skied in Colorado, but softened up nicely after it warmed up a bit. Here is Victoria enjoying one of BC'c killer chocolate chip cookies.
Our last day Vic and I spent a Copper, again the day started out cold with very hard snow but it did soften up a bit as the day got warmer. This is a shot of Vic late in the afternoon on Rosi's Run.
All in all, it was a great trip, even though the snow wasn't the best. Don, Betsy, Katie and Glen are great people and we really enjoyed their company. I can't wait to get back and make some more turns with them.